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Oriental Offerings (THAT spottings thread)


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#631 OFFLINE   michiel

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 08:59 PM

Brown Subaru. Yum.



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:20 PM

Bump!
As you may know I'm back in the UK now, as is usual between Feb and Nov every year. But I've a huge back-log, so it's time for a dump.
Here's our little house near Chiang Mai city:

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I can just about fit the 850 in front of it for a wash or minor tinkering. Directly opposite lives this:

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And in the next street:

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As a new year present, our friend bought us a microlight trip, here are some workshop scenes:

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And from the air:

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A stash of local government works vehicles.

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I have more pictures from 2007 in that compound on page 10:
http://autoshite.com...-barrel/page-10

Back to the road rubbish for the last few:

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That's my mother-in-law's transport. (The Honda Wave + pink sidecar, sadly not the MR DON Corolla.)

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"My Smile Pig" LOLz!

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Peace.
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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:07 AM

MOAR:

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Ey-up! What's this lot?

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That dumping ground was beside this body shop:

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A beautifully finished project:

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Dunno if it's an original colour but I like it.

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L8R tat fans.
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#634 OFFLINE   KruJoe

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 11:30 PM

Back with a bump!

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Mitsuoka Galue!

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There's plenty more where these came from.
(Chiang Mai, Thailand, as most of you well know.)
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Posted 15 September 2014 - 02:24 PM

Ooof at the blue thing, which Google tells me is a c.1964 Toyota Tiara - a new one on me.  Love it.  All the better for having the grille on upside down, too.


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 03:05 PM

Back in the game!

I'm happy to see the Oriental spotting department is staffed once more. Productivity levels looking good already.



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 03:53 PM

I really love this thread , utterly superb and a big thanks for sharing , back to that bus , must be hot over there as it looks like its melting . :)


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Posted 27 October 2014 - 11:08 PM

Google tells me is a c.1964 Toyota Tiara - a new one on me.  Love it.  

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Well Skiz, I thought it was a Mk1 Corona. Good Googling - it turns out it's a Mk2 Corona, also known as 'Tiara'.
The Corona went on to become the Carina-E to us, then the Mk1 Avensis.
There's a thought... where have all the early Avensiseses gone? Did they all live hard'n'fast as minicabs, then die young?


Anyway, the clocks have gone back here and it's getting increasingly grim up north. It can only mean one thing: It's nearly time to head back to The Land of Smiles for more spottings shenanigans.
So here to remind us of what awaits, a few from last winter:

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Take your pick, one of these two is the perfect Corolla.

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All the rest of these were found in the same side street:

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Ford / Mazda badge engineering at its best*.

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Three door Stanza!

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A veritable gold-mine! I'm pleased to find Chiang Mai still holds hidden gems like that for me to discover.
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Posted 28 October 2014 - 09:29 AM

Awesome thread! I've been pouring over pictures when I should be working. It's now 9:25 and I've done nothing. Woops.

Looks flipping awesome. I think those SSangyong chairmans (chairmen?) are a reskinned Merc S-class of some sort

They will use mostly Merc mechanics, you can be 100% sure of that. They were penned by an ex Merc stylist who is also a Brit. I'm not sure if they were reskinned or just used the same platform. But use this picture to decide for yourself...Looks like a mutated version of the Bruno Sacco original.

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 04:49 PM

Thanks Partridge.
That Chairman was the only one I've noticed in Thailand, if there are any more, they must be blending in with the rich and powerful, in their chauffeur-driven Diana spec mercs.

Have some more tarmac tat:

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Two Daewoos within 10 seconds!

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That's a Fortuner working as a metered cab! It almost makes sense, as it'll hold seven, but cost less than a Camry to buy.
A closer look at that Espero. My mother-in-law had one just like this:

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This has a market stall packed onto it's roof, probably laden with stock too:

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The good old Dream 100. Those in the know say that this angular "ducktail" model was the most bomb-proof.

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The one behind is a Dream Excess, 90cc I think.

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In 2003, I rode on a Dream Excess, from Mae Sariang, up the Burmese border to MaeHongSon, and back via Pai to Chiang Mai, all in one day. For a woman. Good God I was sore after that! Daft bastard.

Catch of the day:

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 05:11 PM

you crazy man

 

fiat 131 dafuq??

 

khob kun!

 

i want a dream 100

 

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 09:04 PM

Khob kun to you too Mark!
Just for you, here's another Dream 100. This type of thing is fairly common in the mountains around the north - stripped back and modified for off road use.
 
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And being a Ducktail, it's the envy of the village!

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Back on track.

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I really enjoyed this line-up.

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Lesson in moderns:

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New Toyota Vios, older Vios, Naza Forza, Mitsu Mirage.

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This was lovely.

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Even Mrs_K_J and her friend loved it (the colour anyway).

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 11:15 PM

how much are nanos in thailand??



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Posted 28 October 2014 - 11:27 PM

Tata Nanos?
I've only ever seen one (did I post the picture yet?), so I guess they're not sold officially. They'd have MEGA import taxes too.

Edit: Yes I did share it already - start of the last page.
 

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 07:25 PM

That ducktail thingy using a chain as a footpeg is ace. Well done crazy asian dude,imagination to personalise your pocket rocket*

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 08:02 PM

Here's my old one (brilliant machine, despite the drum brakes), as seen on the first page of this thread.

It was a 125, and just about the last of the great Honda Dreams. The styling hints at the old Ducktail.

 

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Anyway, you can see the foot-pegs - a nice squashy rubber is just slid onto the steel rod, which is bolted to the gearbox.

These rubbers slide off really easily when off-roading (they catch on stuff, ask me how I know), so the welded chain would work well.

 

 



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Posted 29 October 2014 - 08:58 PM

thai bike plate wanted please



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Posted 01 December 2014 - 07:15 AM

Bump to the top now I'm back in the game, so I can have a go at LIVE SPOTTINGS UPDATES !11!!!!1!


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Posted 01 December 2014 - 07:17 AM

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 07:19 AM

Check me out - includes finger an'all!



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Posted 01 December 2014 - 08:45 AM

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 09:20 AM

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I've not quite got the hang of this smart* phone malarkey.
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Posted 01 December 2014 - 10:45 AM

sunshade :P



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Posted 01 December 2014 - 11:51 AM

Trying something else...

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Hedge cutting the Autoshite way.

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Angle grinder'd the shit out of it!

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It still looks rough because pruning was so overdue, but it'll be right in no time.
 
 
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You get the idea, anyhoo.)

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 12:18 PM

going postal on the bushes :D



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Posted 01 December 2014 - 01:12 PM

Love that sidecar combo, Joe!


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Posted 01 December 2014 - 01:20 PM

คุณเหมือนคนเสียสติเสร็จสมบูรณ์



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Posted 01 December 2014 - 02:48 PM

Takes one to know one.

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 02:50 PM

PS: Mark, you are Babelfish AICM£5.

 

 

More bush porn.

 

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Edit: Golly that looks shocking.
It's dark here now, hopefully it'll be better in a few days.



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Posted 01 December 2014 - 02:57 PM

 

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